Some people would just love to see the world burn. Some people get kicks in disrupting other people's otherwise normal and happy lives. Some authors of malicious software don't want to steal your information or disable your computer they just want to play pranks on their victims. There are a lot of instances where hackers wrote viruses, worms, and trojans just for fun. Just like the malware that does only one thing, show funny images on your computer.
IT security personnel from Symantec has discovered another malware lurking on the cyberspace last March 29, 2016. They named it Trojan.Cryptolocker.AJ. It does not copy or steal any of your files, it just encrypts all your files and then it requires you to pay to have your files decrypted for you to be able to use it again. It can compromise computers using the Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP operating systems. This malware spreads through emails that contain links to download it.
Remove Downloader.Poshedo Trojan
IT security professionals have doctor-like work hours. Some may say that this is a relaxing job but I think it is quite the opposite. If you work in IT security, you can say pretty much that the fate of the world is in your hands. The idea might sound far-fetched but if you it is the truth. Almost all of us, humans (except for a select few), depend on computers to live comfortably. Private and public sectors rely on computers and servers so they can deliver the services that they are supposed to deliver. Factories need computers and robots to keep up with humanity’s insatiable demand. Imagine if all IT security peeps decided to take a day off at the same time and a new type of malware came in and disabled everything device that is computer dependent. This scenario can be best described in two powerful words. Total chaos! These professionals need to be on their A-game all the time to prevent malware infection and to remove malware if needed.
Remove X97M.Ecmetsys Trojan Horse
There are not enough words in the English dictionary to describe how it feels to have your computer infected by malware while doing something very important. When you are doing a presentation for your prospective big shot clients and your job is on the line the last thing you need is malware corrupting your presentation. It could be worse when you’re nearly done with your thesis and suddenly a worm has infected your computer and deleted all the work that you have done. These dreadful scenarios are the true nightmares in this digital age and they come at a time when you least expect them.
The X97M.Ecmetsys Trojan horse is one example of malware that corrupts and deletes Microsoft Excel files. As we all know Microsoft Excel is the go to software used when you want to present data using spreadsheets. Around 98% of users utilize this program for their spreadsheet and data mining needs. This Trojan horse has been lurking around the internet for around 7 years and are infecting computers using the Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000 operating systems. It spreads from one computer to another using email attachments and auto download links from shady websites. Aside from corrupting excel files, it is also a known behavior of this malware to corrupt system files and make your computer run sluggish. Once this piece of malware has infected your computer you must disconnect it from the internet to prevent it from spreading to other computers on your network and quickly remove X97M.Ecmetsys Trojan horse.
Malware attacks come at a time that you least expect them to infiltrate you. You might think that you have installed the best antivirus software on the market and that will protect your computer from being infected. Having a good antivirus or antimalware software is not an assurance no matter how sophisticated they are because some malware creep into our computer because of own mistakes. Many hackers nowadays use social engineering to infiltrate our computers. These malware will be bundled by the files that we download on the internet, on the flash drives that we insert on our systems, and on the ads that we click while browsing.
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